Chapman University faculty from Schmid College of Science & Technology hosted a six day conference titled, “Mathematics, Signal Processing and Linear Systems: New Problems and Directions.”

The event drew 36 speakers from seven countries, as well as universities across Southern California and the Midwest.

One of the organizers, Professor Daniel Alpay holds Chapman University’s prestigious Foster G. and Mary McGaw Professorship in Mathematical Sciences while the other organizer, Associate Professor Mihaela B. Vajiac, is the director of Chapman’s Center of Excellence in Complex and Hypercomplex Analysis (CECHA). They said that the conference, by design, fits well in the general program of a future engineering school the university is planning.

The topic of the conference was at the intersection between mathematical analysis (in a wide sense), signal processing and applications to electrical engineering problems. The research presented is at the crossroad of mathematics (complex analysis, functional analysis and stochastic processes), the theory of linear systems, signal processing and electrical engineering.

“This is our fifth year and it’s the biggest one yet,” Professor Vajiac said. “We were able to reach out to our collaborators from across the world and bring them here to show what Chapman is doing.”

Schmid College Dean Andrew Lyon, Ph.D., and Chapman University President and Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Daniele Struppa, Ph.D., provided the opening remarks for the first and second day of the conference. Chapman doctoral student Alexander Barrett presented on “Arrhythmia Classification Feature Extraction with Symlet Wavelets.”

Several Chapman classes also attended the conference and were able to meet and ask questions of the visiting mathematicians. Other topics presented included, “Quasi-monogenic functions” and “Green Technology, M-Path Poly-Phase Filter Banks.”